Census 2010: Washington › Lynden

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Square miles: 5.2 Population per sq. mile: 2,311.8

  • 2010 population: 11,951
  • 2000 population: 9,020
  • Total change: 2,931 (32.5%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 26.5%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 38.6 years old

Lynden population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native1050.9%410.5%156.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander180.2%00.0%n/a
Other race4784.0%2262.5%111.5%
Two or more races2512.1%1301.4%93.1%
*Hispanic origin1,0368.7%4274.7%142.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 3,151 (26.4%)

Diversity Index: 46.4%

Ages 18+

Population: 8,800 (73.6%)

Diversity Index: 26.1%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native230.7%820.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander90.3%90.1%
Other race1996.3%2793.2%
Two or more races1434.5%1081.2%
*Hispanic origin46214.7%5746.5%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population5,592 (46.8%)
Median age36
Population6,359 (53.2%)
Median age40.8
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 101,75814.7%89316.0%86513.6%
10 to 19 years1,67014.0%82314.7%84713.3%
20 to 29 years1,33711.2%64811.6%68910.8%
30 to 39 years1,41111.8%69612.4%71511.2%
40 to 49 years1,44312.1%69412.4%74911.8%
50 to 59 years1,39111.6%65411.7%73711.6%
60 to 69 years1,1459.6%5329.5%6139.6%
70 to 79 years9197.7%3676.6%5528.7%
80 and older8777.3%2855.1%5929.3%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.1
Households 3,248 (70.7%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.6
Households 1,346 (29.3%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 1,609 35.0% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 1,151 25.1% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 54 1.2% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 64 1.4% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 155 3.4% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 215 4.7% ...
Single male living alone 354 7.7% n/a
Single female living alone 863 18.8% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 129 2.8% n/a
Total 4,594 100% n/a
Family households 3,248 70.7% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 1,430 31.1% ...
Non-family households 1,346 29.3% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 1,615 35.2% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.7
Avg. household size2.2
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties1.5%
Renter-occupied properties4.7%
Overall vacancy rate4.5%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant218 4.5%
For rent761.6%
Rented, but unoccupied80.2%
For sale481.0%
Sold, but unoccupied90.2%
Seasonal use only390.8%
Other vacant units380.8%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team